I think that every homeschooling mama has a deep love for books. We may have different tastes – fiction, non-fiction, historical, suspense, romance, Amish, etc. – but we value them and never feel like we have enough. That being said, how many books do you actually take time to read? I’m not talking about previewing a book for your child or reading a homeschooling book. I’m talking about reading a book that nourishes your soul and is something that you can escape to – even if it’s to that wonderful place that tells you how you can have a new kid by Friday.
May I suggest a book list? Several years ago, I made a New Year’s resolution to read one book a week. I didn’t reach my goal of 52 books, but you know what? I read a LOT! (30 to 40 books) I have repeated that resolution one other time, but some years I just say, “I am worth devoting 30 minutes a day to reading.” This takes the pressure off of me, because if I’m not careful it just becomes another thing on my to-do list. It is a justifiable, needful indulgence. I also made a commitment to not read my book until I’ve read my Bible first. This helps me stay true to my first desire – to nourish a heart for God. Something to consider if you strive to have a regular Bible time.
Think of the difference in your day if you knew that you were committed to reading for your own pleasure or self-improvement – a small reward for taking care of the needs of precious family!
Carrie is the owner & operator of Homeschool Giveaways. She has been homeschooling for over a decade and has successfully graduated her first homeschooler. She has two girls and works side by side at home with her awesome husband. She has been saved by grace, fails daily, but continues to strive toward the prize of the high calling of being a daughter of the Most High God.